We like to give back to the community both at home and abroad. That’s why every year we support charities and initiatives that make a difference in the lives of school children, teachers and their parents. Here’s some of the groups we are delighted to work with…
We are delighted to be working with Dublin City University to provide scholarships to four students to become Ireland’s first Deaf primary school teachers using Irish Sign Language (ISL). This means that future generations of children will have a more inclusive experience in school because they will be taught by teachers who are Deaf or hard of hearing themselves.
The Echo - Bee a Folens Junior Explorer
As part of Folens Giving, we have partnered with The Echo newspaper for a series of activities and competitions for local Primary School children. Bee a Folens Junior Explorer encourages primary aged children to examine the world around them with monthly themed writing and drawing competitions. Linking with schools, there will also be two School’s Junior Explorer Nature Projects published in the paper and online over the next six months. You can read more here on The Echo website.
Suas is a charity dedicated to improving literacy skills at home and abroad. Our team volunteer as reading mentors in a local Primary school through the Suas programme. “Probably the best hour for me in my week, to see the immediate and progressive improvement with the children, who you are paired with is hugely rewarding ” Andy Miller, Our CEO.
Folens Overseas Teaching Fund
Every year we give five €1,000 awards to Primary or Post-Primary teachers, who are teaching abroad as part of a charitable programme during their summer holidays. We open up applications every February.
Moontour offer adventure school tours and camps through Irish. They use a range of activities including watersports to teach Irish in a fun environment. Moontour also has an online platform, where students can learn and practice Irish through Virtual Reality and interactive videos. We funded 500 online subscriptions for teachers and their students.
We have worked with Youth Horizons for a number of years. Youth Horizons offer early school leavers the opportunity to complete their secondary education. They also provide support and guidance to help young people achieve their true potential by working with them to aim for their brightest "Horizons".